Lectra’s enhanced PLM solution puts collaboration and supply-chain digitalization at the heart of fashion processes.
Paris, September 11, 2018 – Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather,
announces the release of their latest PLM solution, Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0. This enhanced version boasts
several new features and tools that make it more readily connected and configurable, helping fashion companies
work in a smarter and more agile manner in an IT-friendly environment.
Based on 45 years of experience meeting customer needs, Lectra has identified connectivity and automation
as key to helping fashion companies achieve operational excellence in a new era marked by
digitalization. For the latest version of Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0, the company has developed Lectra Easy Connect, a series of pre-configured connectors that allow the solution to interface with other IT systems such as ERP and CRM. These connectors ensure data integrity by facilitating a smooth and consistent flow of data between internal and external supply chain actors. Lectra has also
enhanced connection to the design process by strengthening Adobe Illustrator integration via a new plug-in.
Concretely, this means designers benefit from increased access to platform data like bitmap
and PDF files and photographs, while continuing to work in their native environments. Access to
consistent data stored on the platform and the freedom to work with familiar creative tools makes
onboarding new designers much easier.
Lectra has enhanced the user experience by making its PLM solution highly configurable. A star
feature is Lectra Easy Configure, a tool that allows users to manage and organize data according to
their own profile, company organization and data structure to ensure easy and round-the-clock access.
This enables companies to become more agile, as users can access and analyze their data whenever
they need to, quickly and without technical hiccups.
Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 streamlines day-to-day activities via an updated interface with new search and notification functions, and a dynamic and configurable portfolio view that allows users to monitor and direct collections with the help of dynamic
data display. Users can receive alerts and information about styles and materials, for example, and create to-do lists quickly and easily on a daily basis.
Finally, product developers benefit from enhanced Tech Pack management that allows them more
control over how tech packs are edited, extracted and shared with other actors in the supply chain.
“We have already established Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 as the go-to PLM solution for fashion
companies in the digital era. We have entered a brave new world and ever since its launch, we have
kept an open ear for our customers. By listening to their feedback and making this version more
connectable and configurable, we are actually merging human and artificial intelligence to give them
what they need. And they, in turn, will give their consumers the products they want,” says
Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Lectra. “And that’s the beauty
For companies that breathe life into our wardrobes, car interiors, furniture and more, Lectra is crafting the
premium technologies that facilitate the digital transformation of their industry. Lectra’s offer empowers brands
and manufacturers from design to production, providing them with the market respect and peace of mind they
deserve. Founded in 1973, today Lectra has 32 subsidiaries across the globe, serving customers in over
100 countries. With nearly 1,700 employees, Lectra reported revenues of $313 million in 2017. Lectra is listed on
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